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Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits

Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits

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Replaces 1 shackle link with bolts from your Dexter trailer suspension kit. Works with both heavy-duty suspension kits and E-Z Flex suspension kits. Great Prices for the best trailer suspension parts from Dexter. Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits part number 018-026-05 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Trailer Suspension Parts - 018-026-05

  • Shackle Links
  • Boat Trailer
  • Camper
  • Car Hauler
  • Snowmobile Trailer
  • Utility Trailer
  • 2-1/4 Inch Long
  • Dexter

Replaces 1 shackle link with bolts from your Dexter trailer suspension kit. Works with both heavy-duty suspension kits and E-Z Flex suspension kits.


Features:

  • Replaces the shackle link and bolts from your Dexter suspension kit
    • Works with heavy-duty suspension kits (K71-359-00, K71-360-00, K71-448-00, K71-449-00, and K71-453-00)
    • Works with E-Z Flex suspension kits (K71-652-00, K71-653-00, K71-656-00, and K71-657-00)
  • Includes 1 shackle link with bolts


Specs:

  • Bolt dimensions:
    • Overall length: 3-1/4"
    • Usable length: 2-1/4"
  • Shackle dimensions:
    • Overall length: 3-3/4"
    • Distance between bolt holes (center to center): 2-1/4"


018-026-05 Replacement Shackle Link Assembly for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kit - Qty 1

Replaces Dexter Axle 018-026-00





Video of Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Dexter Axle Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - Spring Mounting Hardware - 018-026-05

Jeff Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we'll take a look at the replacement 2 1/4 inch long shackle link with the nine sixteenth wet bolts. For the Dexter trailer suspension kits. Now this will replace the shackle link and the bolts from your Dexter suspension kit. It is designed to work with the heavy duty suspension kits and also works with the easy flex suspension kits. You can see this part will include one shackle link here and then the two wet bolts.

Now the wet bolts are nice because if you notice they have the grease zerk fittings on the end, allows you to attach a grease gun to and they're greaseable bolts that when you pump the grease into the bolt, it'll go inside and come out this hole here and then it'll grease the inside of the bushing, that will be installed on the bolt and that'll help extend the life of your suspension system. Few specs on this, the bolt, the diameter right here is gonna be nine sixteenth of an inch. Overall length, which will be measured from the bottom of the head to the very end of the bolt. So if we put a ruler on that, it's gonna be right at three and three eighths inches long. The shackle dimension is gonna be a half inch thick.

And then the length, when we call this a 2 1/4 inch long shackle link, what we're measuring is from the center to the center of the two holes on the link. So if we put our ruler on that, it's right at 2 1/4 inches. But that should do it for the review on the replacement 2 1/4 inch long shackle link with the nine sixteenth diameter wet bolts for the Dexter trailer suspension kits..

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Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits - 018-026-05

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 shackle link with bolts from your Dexter trailer suspension kit. Works with both heavy-duty suspension kits and E-Z Flex suspension kits.

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I was missing 4 shackle straps from order I only got 2 getting tired of waiting

Etrailer Expert

Brooke M.

4/15/2024

Thanks for reaching out! It looks like your package should have been delivered two days ago. Please let us know if anything is still unaccounted for.



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The parts are great. Make sure to read the description. It only come with 2 wet bolts and 2 shackles. You will still need more shackles and nuts. To complete the other side.



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This was a follow on purchase for the replacement of the stock equalizers, Lippert 13-104, on my Winnebago 2401RG. I replaced them with the E-Z Flex suspension Kit for double eye spring. For the spacing of the axles on my rig I used kit K71-652-00 which I got from etrailer. I contacted them because the axle spacing was a few inches shorter than specified. After installation we did a trip from Maryland to the West coast and back. The suspension system worked well. No squeaking or pops when backing in to a campsite and less things shifting about during travel.



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These were way better than what came on my trailer- the original ones were stretching and a couple had even split. Being greaseable should help make last even longer. Metal straps on end were twice the thickness. The only down fall is they did not come with the second strap and nuts.



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Ordered the equa flex suspension system and the greaseable bolts and shackle kit that match the system. Rec'd the parts one day ahead of schedule. One of the prepared shackles with two greasable bolts was bent about 10 degrees from perpendicular. Contacted Jay at etrailer that same day and he was able to locate a replacement for me. There was no hassle or questioning my truthfulness! The replacement part is expected to be here shortly. Great service again as always. RV builder in Indiana was not able to get me the needed parts for 1 to 2 months.



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The replacement shackle link with wet bolts kit is by far superior to what was on the suspension system of the RV. There are no more snap crackle & popping sounds coming from the suspension system of the RV. Now that the components can be greased.



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Dexter shackle link and strap worked out well. High quality and every thing fit. One suggestion would be to offer the 2 1/4" version in a kit similar to the 31/4" inch kit, containing shackle link, strap and bushing. Other wise excellent product and service. Thank you. Steven D



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This was a replacement part for a defective backing plate for the shackle. Well handled by etrailer. Once received, the rest of the suspension went on flawlessly.



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Excellent improvement along with the Lippert Road Armour!



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Product was fine. It took too long to get shipped since I had also ordered a part not available. You need an option to ship separately if the delay is for a long period such as a month on this order to start with. Product works fine and is easy to install



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Fast service. Etrailer had the correct part that I needed in stock. No problems. Recommended.



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Easy to order. Fast delivery.



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Great support from Chelsea!!
Fast shipping
and a perfect fit.
Thank you.
Bill



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See what our Experts say about this Dexter Trailer Suspension Parts

  • Dexter Heavy Duty Greasable Shackle Kit Needed
    It sounds like the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts # 018-026-05 that you referenced is what you are needing. It comes with the shackle and wet bolts that have a grease zerk fitting installed on them. This kit is compatible with the following heavy duty Dexter Axle suspension kits: Kit - # K71-359-00 Kit - # K71-360-00 Kit - K71-448-00 Kit - # K71-449-00 Kit - K71-453-00
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  • Thicker Trailer Suspension Shackle Kit Recommendation that is 2-1/4 inches Between Bolt Holes
    We have the part # 018-026-05 which is a set of wet bolts with a single thicker shackle like you want that is 2-1/4 inches between the bolt holes. For additional shackles you'll want the part # 018-024-01 and then for nuts part # 006-092-01.
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  • What Are The Bolts With Grease Fittings For The Dexter Trailer Suspension Kit Called
    Yes, we sure do. The bolts used in the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits part # 018-026-05 are called "wet bolts". If you need the 3-1/4" bolts supplied with the shackle kit, you will want the Step Wet Bolt for 1-3/4" Double Eye Springs part # 34007-187-00. If you are requesting a different size wet bolt, I have attached a list of all our wet bolts for you.
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  • Bushings, Shackle Straps, and Wet Bolts for Tandem Axle Trailer
    The bronze bushings with 9/16 inner diameter come as a single, # D014-077-00, or in a pack of four, # K71-291-00. The closest shackle strap we have to that length is 3-1/8 inches. I've linked our selection for you. We do carry a heavy-duty strap that's 3-3/4 inches long, part # 018-026-05. We have wet bolts that are 3 inch, # 126B2, but the 3-1/2 inch long bolt that will fit the 9/16 inch bushing is not a wet bolt, # 166079. All of the prices can be seen on the linked product pages.
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  • Determining Which Shackles And Bolts For Tandem Axle Trailer With Dexter 7000lb Axles
    It is possible that the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05 but to confirm this you will need to remove one of your current shackle straps and measure the distance from center to center of the holes. The # 018-026-05 has holes 2-1/4" apart on center as shown in the included diagram, so as long as this matches your current shackles this would be a great, heavy duty replacement option. You will also need replacement nuts # 006-092-01. If you...
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  • Recommended Heavy Duty Shackle Upgrade for Double Eye Springs and Road Armor Equalizer
    The Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05 are 2-1/4 inch on center. The # K71-358-00 is 3-1/8 inches on center so too big for your system. The # 018-026-05 along with Shackle Strap # 018-024-01 and Replacement Flange Nut # 006-092-01 will work with your system and that Road Armor Equalizer # LC696740 without issue to give you the stronger shackles and wet bolt combination. The slight difference in length will still allow your system to...
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  • Replacement Bolts Needed for the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-0
    The closest suspension bolts that we have with a grease zerk fitting that are near the 4-1/4 inch length that you are looking for are 4-1/2 inches long. The Redline # 7-135-2 has a 3/4 inch diameter while the Redline part # 7-260-2 has a 7/8 inch diameter. If you are needing direct replacement bolts and shackles for the parts that came with the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00, then the 3-3/4" overall length Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts # 018-026-05 that...
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  • Lengths Of Bolts That Come With The Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit
    All the bolts in the Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit # K71-653-00 will have slightly different lengths as they are used in different locations and use different components. The 4 Wet Bolts # 34007-187-00 for mounting the leaf springs to the frame mounts on your trailer are 2-7/8" long from the base of the hex head to the end of the threads. The Shackle Link Bolts # 018-026-05 are 3-3/8" long to accommodate for thickness of the larger 1/2" thick shackles. The Bolt # 007-003-01 that...
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  • Replacement Shackle Straps For 1999 Ranger Boat Trailer With Tandem Axles
    On your 1999 Ranger boat trailer with tandem axles, I recommend the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05. If instead you want to piece together your system, I recommend using the Locknut - 9/16" Diameter # TRFA916DLNZ, never fail bushings # LC279684, and galvanized strap # 18-11GALV. If you want to use the regular wet bolts, you can use # 126B2. If you want a complete basic kit, you can use the Tandem-Axle Trailer Equalizer Kit for 1-3/4"...
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  • Availability of Heavy Duty 2-1/4 inch Long Shackle and Wet Bolt Kit
    It sounds like what you are lookin for is actually the replacement heavy duty shackle and bolt kit part # 018-026-05 and the replacement shackle part # 018-024-01. These are super thick at 1/2 inch and the correct length from bolt hole to bolt hole at 2-1/4 inch.
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  • Are Rotating Dexter EZ Flex Suspension Wet Bolts an Issue
    Although the wet bolts have splines to help prevent them from rotating (see attached picture), it is not crucial that they remain still. If they feel like they are tightened properly and they don't seem to be worn out then you will be good to go. Otherwise you can replace them with part # 018-026-05 on our site.
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  • Replacement Heavy Duty Shackle Straps for 2-1/4 inch Long Straps
    For heavy duty shackles straps for your Equa Flex setup that has 2-1/4 inch straps you'd want the part # 018-026-05 which is the thicker design but also is the correct length.
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  • Is There Replacement Parts Kit For Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit K71-652-00
    While there isn't a replacement kit for parts of the Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit # K71-652-00, they can be bought individually. I'll go ahead and list out all the replacement parts for you so you can find what you need: - Dexter Bronze Bushings # K71-291-00 - Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts # 018-026-05 - Replacement Shackle Strap # 018-024-01 - Shackle Bolt # 007-003-01 - Step Wet Bolt # 34007-187-00 - Replacement Lock Nut # 006-007-01 - Replacement Flange Nut # 006-092-01
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  • Thickest Trailer Suspension Shackle that is 2-1/4 inches Long
    The thickness of the Shackle Strap # TRSL225 that you referenced 3/16 inches. The thickest shackle we offer in the length of 2-1/4 inches is the part # 018-024-01 which is 1/2 inch thick. I know that sounds almost too thick to be true, but I've measured these before to verify. We also have these shackles with bolts as well as part # 018-026-05. Then for a lock nut you'd need # TRFA916DLNZ.
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  • Replacement Suspension for a 2012 Keystone Outback 210 RS
    We can definitely help you upgrade your 2012 Keystone Outback 210 RS suspension. You will have to take some measurements to confirm which leaf springs you are going to need. You will want to jack your trailer up and get all the weight off of the springs. I have attached a diagram that will show you the dimensions you will need to find in order to get the correct replacements. Once you get those measurements send me a message and I will be happy to find you the right springs. Depending...
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  • Can 2-5/8 inch Shackles Get Replaced with Replacement Shackle Link # 018-026-05
    Going with a slightly shorter shackle like the part # 018-026-05 would not be an issue. The shackles will angle slightly flatter than the longer current shackles you have now but they'll still work fine.
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  • Will Heavy Duty Dexter Trailer Shackles Fit Equa Flex Trailer Equalizers
    Yes, the Equa Flex equalizers like you have use standard shackle bolt sizes so the upgrade kit part # 018-026-05 would work. We also have the nuts as part # 006-092-01 and the individual shackles as part # 018-024-01. For bronze bushings then you'd just need the # D014-077-00.
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  • Locknut Size Needed For Replacement Shackle Link With Bolts For Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits
    The Locknut needed is 7/16 X 20 like the # 006-092-01. This is a fit for the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05 because the bolt tapers from 9/16 inches down to that 7/16 inches that is threaded.
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